We felt it was unfair that money is prone to depreciate in ways we have no control over. We believe the readymade solution had existed for millennia, it just hadn’t caught up with modern life – that solution is gold.
So, we built Glint to reintroduce gold as money, for the first time ever as a global currency that can be spent real-time at the electronic point of sale.
Banks, forex companies, gold dealers and money transfer bureaus often hide a mark-up in their exchange rate of between 3% and 8%. Glint has transparent and fair pricing which uses the real interbank exchange rate.
Gold is the most reliable form of money. Independent and incorruptible, its value is recognised everywhere. Stored in vaults all over the world, it has been inaccessible. Until now.
Your money is safeguarded in segregated client accounts and your physical gold is held in one of the largest, most secure, independent and insured vaults in Switzerland. This means that, regardless of what happens to Glint and our partners, your gold remains wholly owned by you, in your name.
To give you more control over your money and help manage it in ways that genuinely work for you, the Glint account, smartphone app and Mastercard® allow anyone to store, exchange, send and spend local and foreign currencies, including for the first-time physical gold – the most universally trusted form of money. By making gold more liquid and technologically accessible than ever, it gives everyone an equal opportunity to prosper.
Based in the heart of Shoreditch, London, the passionate, experienced Glint team are dedicated to bringing reliability, independence, control and choice to your money.
20 years' experience within the eCommerce technology and digital marketing sectors. Founder of digital agencies Visuality and Bite and online gold bullion dealer GoldMadeSimple.com
Former CEO and Board Director of the World Gold Council and investment banker with James Capel, Nikko, and Lazard. Haruko has served on the boards of a number of major international companies, including AB Volvo, and is a Non-Executive Director of several public companies.
Former MD of Investment & Strategy at the World Gold Council and CEO of Swapstream, Marcus was also global head of equities at Rabobank and a top rated investment strategist at UBS, Salomon Brothers and SBC Warburg. He is Director of Market Development for the World Platinum Investment Council.
Former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Asia and head of GSAM in Asia Pacific ex-Japan. Prior to this Oliver led GSAM’s UK and Irish business. Alongside his role as Non-Executive Director at Glint, Oliver is President of Old Peak Group.
Glint Pay Services Limited (company No. 10117131) is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN: 900657) for the issuing of electronic money. See Glint’s Financial Services Registration
In Glint, we’ve taken care to design a product we think you will love, but no one knows your needs as well as you. So we’d really value your help testing and shaping the future features of Glint and the Global Currency.
Candid feedback from users like you will help us make sure Glint functions brilliantly. We know your time is precious, but if you have something to say about Glint, now is the perfect time to say it. Thanks in advance for any insights you may have.